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Biographical entry Ball, Lionel Clive (1877 - 1955)

Born
12 January 1877
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
February 1955
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Lionel Clive Ball was Chief Geologist, Geological Survey of Queensland 1931-46. He first joined the Geological Survey Office in 1900.

Details

Born Sydney, 12 January 1877. Died Brisbane, February 1955. Educated University of Sydney (mining and metallurgical engineering). Broken Hill Proprietary's mine, Broken Hill ca 1899; Assistant geologist, Geological Survey of Queensland 1900; Deputy Chief Government Geologist 1921; geological surveyor 1931-36; Chief Government Geologist 1931-46; executive director, Aerial, Geological and Geophysical Survey of North Australia from 1934.

Events

1890s
Education - Mining and metallurgical engineering studies at the University of Sydney
c. 1899
Career position - Metallurgist for Broken Hill Proprietary's mine, Victoria
1900
Career position - Assistant Geologist on the Geological Survey of Queensland
1921
Career position - Deputy Chief Government Geologist in Queensland
1931 - 1946
Career position - Chief Government Geologist for Queensland
1934 -
Career position - Executive Director of the Aerial, Geological and Geophysical Survey of North Australia

Archival resources

Geological Survey of Queensland

  • Lionel Clive Ball - Records, 1931 - 1946; Geological Survey of Queensland. Details

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Lionel Clive Ball - Records, 1900 - 1901, OM70-27; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details
  • Lionel Clive Ball - Records, 1948 - 1949, OM65-6/2; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details
  • Lionel Clive Ball - Records, 1949 - 1951, OM64-28/2; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

Published resources

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.